Recently, ARWU released the Best China Medical University Rank 2023.
Since its first release in 2015, the ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) has won wide attention and recognition both inside and outside the field of higher education with the advantages of professionalism, objectivity and transparency.
It has become a leading brand in the ranking of Chinese universities with important social influence and authoritative reference value. The ARWU is guided by serving the development and progress of China’s higher education, adheres to the principles and policies of national higher education reform and education evaluation, and evaluates Chinese universities with Chinese standards.
The “2021 ARWU” targets more than 1200 universities at the undergraduate level in China, ranking them respectively with a differentiated index system.
The evaluation system of ARWU originates from the self-developed visual evaluation patent technology. Relying on the data support of “University 360 degree data monitoring platform”, it has set up ten evaluation modules, subdivided into 35 evaluation dimensions, embedded more than 100 evaluation indicators and involving hundreds of evaluation variables. It is a three-dimensional monitoring evaluation of the school running level of Chinese universities.
In order to respond to the national requirements for higher education reform and development and education evaluation in the new era and build an evaluation system that is in line with China’s reality and has a world-class level, on the basis of in-depth study of relevant national policies, actively listening to expert suggestions, and full research and discussion, soft science has optimized and innovated the index system of university ranking in China:
First, adhere to the correct guidance, Promote the implementation of the fundamental task of Building Morality and cultivating people;
Second, take value-added evaluation as the starting point, and actively explore the developmental evaluation of talent training in Colleges and universities;
Third, overcome the “hat only” of talent evaluation and take the actual contribution as the talent standard;
Fourth, respond to the suggestions of experts and schools and enrich and expand the evaluation indicators.
So here is the rank: (comprehensive universities not included)
Best China Medical University Rank 2021
(the form can be left slided.)
About Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU), Graduate School of Education (formerly the Institute of Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and updated on an annual basis.
Since 2009 the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been published and copyrighted by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization on higher education intelligence and not legally subordinated to any universities or government agencies.
ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university. More than 1800 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 1000 are published.
Although the initial purpose of ARWU was to find the global standing of top Chinese universities, it has attracted a great deal of attention from universities, governments and public media worldwide. ARWU has been reported by mainstream media in almost all major countries.
Hundreds of universities cited the ranking results in their campus news, annual reports or promotional brochures. A survey on higher education published by The Economist in 2005 commented ARWU as “the most widely used annual ranking of the world’s research universities”. Burton Bollag, a reporter at Chronicle of Higher Education wrote that ARWU “is considered the most influential international ranking”.
One of the factors for the significant influence of ARWU is that its methodology is scientifically sound, stable and transparent. The EU Research Headlines reported ARWU work on 31st December 2003: “The universities were carefully evaluated using several indicators of research performance.” Chancellor of Oxford University, Chris Patten, said “it looks like a pretty good stab at a fair comparison.”
Professor Simon Margison of Institute of Education, University of London commented that one of the strengths of “the academically rigorous and globally inclusive Jiao Tong approach” is “constantly tuning its rankings and invites open collaboration in that”.
ARWU and its content have been widely cited and employed as a starting point for identifying national strengths and weaknesses as well as facilitating reform and setting new initiatives. Bill Destler, the President of the Rochester Institute of Technology, drew reference to ARWU to analyze the comparative advantages that the Western Europe and US have in terms of intellectual talent and creativity in his publication in the journal Nature.
Martin Enserink referred to ARWU and argued in his paper published in Science that “France’s poor showing in the Shanghai ranking … helped trigger a national debate about higher education that resulted in a new law… giving universities more freedom”.